Article chosen for the report deals with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in Brazil and the alternatives for transporting this fuel

RCGI’s Project 26 team recently publishes a nine-page article in the biennial magazine of the International Gas Union (IGU), entitled “Shaping IGU’s Future”. The magazine was sent out in October and the article was chosen from some 300 documents from more than 25 countries, after having been presented by the group, this year, at the International Gas Union Research Conference (IGRC), May 24 to 26 in Rio de Janeiro. Project 26 has been assessing the alternatives for transporting LNG and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) on a small scale to supply places far from the network of gas pipelines.

“The IGU is a worldwide reference with regard to natural gas, and for that reason we were very happy to be a part of the publication, which has a large readership, thus being able to reinforce the demand for high-quality and up-to-date and relevant content,” says Professor Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos, Coordinator of RCGI’s Economy and Energy Policies Program and of Project 26.

The article “Overview of the Brazilian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry,” signed by Roberto I. da Silva, Cylon Liaw, Denis M. Fraga, Cristiano M. Borges, and Edmilson Moutinho, is the fruit of one year of research by the group. “This article looks at the world, Latin America, and Brazil, in terms of the distribution of LNG on a small scale. It is important to our understanding of Brazil’s position regarding this issue, which countries stand out in the distribution of LNG across the world, and what technologies are most used for this,” Denis M. Fraga explains.

“It is gratifying for us to know that we were chosen to be a part of the publication, because of the high level of the selection process carried out by the IGU. This shows that we have a good perspective of the sector. And, to those who are investing in natural gas, I imagine this to be a good read, a good start,” says Cylon Liaw. He reminds that the same group also presented another article at the IGRC regarding the barriers to LNG development on a small scale in Brazil.

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